This series of posts imagine “what if I had a blog back then?” I originally was not ever going to use YouTube videos if the post took place before the site’s inception, but– it’s my blog, so I can change my own rules. You could presuppose that if there was a forum to blog within back in 1981, there would have been a version of YouTube… and I would have been six years old…
According to the dictionary, Magnavox translates to “great voice” in Latin. I think it should translate into “great products.” First, they invented home video game machines, with the Odyssey. Then they came out with neato-peato 19-inch color TV’s. Then they made the Odyssey 2!
I can’t wait for their newest product… the Laser Disc. They look like shiny records, or something that Spock would have played Frisbee with on Star Trek. That’s probably why they use Actor! Leonard Nimoy in the commercials. Since he went off In Search Of new technologies, he probably never thought he’d be stopping at one place. And that one place is MAGNAVOX!
If this is just a small sign of the wonders they can accomplish, they will be industry leaders for years – and decades – to come!
- Odyssey Video Game System commercial
- Odyssey 2 Video Game System commercial
- 19″ TV commercials
- Magnavision Laser Disc Player commercial
- CBS Special Presentation shirt